Section : History & Terminology

Pustular Psoriasis: Who was Kogoj ?

  • Pustular psoriasis exists in the generalized and localized types.
  • Acrodermatitis continua of Hallopeau of acral psoriasis characterized by spongiform pustules*
  • When examining pustules of psoriasis under the microscope, they appear as spongiform.
  • This term was labelled in 1927 by Dr Franjo Kogoj (1894-1983), a Croatian dermatologist:”The pustule may be compared to a sponge”

    *These pustules are also found in Reiter’s disease


Source of information:

-Crissey JT el al. Dermatology and Dermatologists (2002). Parthenon Publishing